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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
Launched on December 26th 1989 @ 9% abv. Abv reduced from 9% to 8.5% in 2003.
The particular character and the unique taste of "Delirium Tremens" result from the use of three different kinds of yeast. Its very original packing, which resembles cologne ceramics, and the colourful label contribute to its success.
In 1997, Stuart A. Kallen nominated Delirium Tremens as "best beer in the world". A gold medal during the "world beer championships" in Chicago (1998) confirmed that worldwide recognition.

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3.1
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Unique. Smells of champagne. Pours Light gold with huge white head. Floral and yeasty with evident alcohol. A real bulked up white.

3.6
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Aroma was strong with yeast and floral. The appearance was cloudy yellow with a thin white head. The flavor was nice with hints of citris and a creaminess like vanilla. Finished dry with a lasting tang. Overall a great brew.

4.1
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Clear gold, cidery looking, with white medium lasting head. Aroma in glass is big citrus, floral sweet and slightly acetic. Flavor starts out big and malty, weakening slightly to a sweet-sour middle and bitter medium-long finish.

4.2
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2007
750ml brown bottle made to look like it’s ceramic. Yellow translucent body with bits of yeast floating in it (as I’ve come to expect from Delirium beers...) and a couple inches of white head. Smells citrusy and yeasty with hints of spice and vanilla. Tastes citrusy, spicey, and yeasty with a hint of vanilla... Alcohol really isn’t noticeable. Light to medium bodied. Fairly drinkable for the style and abv. A pretty good Belgian.

3.2
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
Drank in a Delirium tremens glass. Hazy golden poor with a nice frothy white head. Aromas are sweet, nutmeg, coriander, hoppy, caramel and pear apple. Very unibroue like flavors (Don de Dieu). Very off bitterness for me. You can feel the alcohol, long bitter aftertaste... I havnt drank this beer in over a year and i remember it ALOT better... Aromas = A1 ... flavors and palate... just a little off...

3.5
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. The beer was a nice glowing amber color with a dense creamy white head. The aroma is really yeasty. Fruity. I wish they wouldn’t spend all their money on a gimmick. That stupid, really expensive ceramic bottle. I’d possibly buy this more often but it’s so dammed expensive (due to that bottle). The flavor was nicely Belgian and has a sweet rock sugar that went nicely. Moderate palate.

4
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
25-ounce bottle dated 03/2006. Yellow with white head. Aroma of sweet yeasts, hops, fruit (apples and peaches?). Flavor was similar. Sweet and dry the yeasts are enjoyable. The palate is tingly from the alcohol and carbonation. The finish is crisp and bitter from the hops. There is a nice warming on the way down. Overall a very good Belgian Strong Ale, something that could be enjoyed frequently.

3.5
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Went to a new bar today that had about 30 Belgians. This was my first of three and I did like its overall lightness, subtle fruitiness, and especially its appearance. I reminded me a bit of a Heff. Overall a good choice for a starter.

3.6
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle @ Bishops Arms. Pours a clear cognac colour with short-lived white head. Smells of bitter almonds, lots of cloves, sea spray and white grape - reminded me a lot of a toned down Duvel. Unlike Duvel this has a much drier character, which I really liked.

3.6
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Poured a clear orangey gold color with a huge foamy white head and excellent lacing. Aroma was yeasty and fruity with a strong smell of apples, so strong it reminded me of an apple cider in fact. The palate was very lively with noticeable carbonation, what I tend to find in most of the Belgiums that I have tried. Flavor was very pleasant with a slightly bitter finish.


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